Karyn Burns, a hobby artist, has published the ABC’s of the 1000 Islands Poster.
Karyn made the poster for her son’s bedroom, but friends and family persuaded her to share this unique piece by artwork.
Karyn grew up in Bennington, Vermont, attended Syracuse University and today she is a Vice President, Communications & Government Relations for MACNY, a manufacturing trade association based in Syracuse, New York.
Karyn writes, “The poster was created out of boredom and to pass the time while I was expecting my second son, Charlie. I wanted to create something that they could enjoy throughout the year, even when we were not doing our weekly trips up to the River. I made a similar one for my son, Jack when I was pregnant with him on the ABC’s of Vermont, and plan on doing another one for my impending arrival in June. It is just a hobby, really, and fun to pass the time”.
Publication date: March 15, 2012. The posters can be purchased (pending availability) in Clayton at the Antique Boat Museum, Corbins River Heritage, and Rak's Department Store.
They are also available in Alexandria Bay at the Magical Swan, Alexandria Township Historical Society (Cornwall Bros. Store) and the Ship Gift Shop.
Visit Karen's website for more information. www.karynburns.com
The Burns family live in Canada, right off the 1000 Islands Parkway at Kirker Point in the summer and in Syracuse, NY in the winter.